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RBPF Nassau: Police investigates burglary and armed robbery - Grievous Harm - Male arrested at LPIA for drug possession
By Supt. Shanta Knowles, RBPF
Jan 19, 2020 - 8:14:05 AM

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POLICE INVESTIGATES BURGLARY AND ARMED ROBBERY

Police on the island of New Providence are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a group of men responsible for burglary and armed robbery, Sunday, 19th January, 2020.

According to reports, shortly 3:00am a group of armed men forced their way into a home on Joe Farrington Road, held residents at bay and robbed them of cash and personal items, before running away.

Police are appealing to members of the public, who may have information that can assist with this investigation, to contact the Central Detective Unit at 502-9991/2, Crime stoppers at 328-TIPS (8477) or the nearest police station.

Investigations are ongoing.


POLICE INVESTIGATES GRIEVOUS HARM

Police on New Providence are investigating the circumstance surrounding in incident, Sunday, 19th January, 2020, which has left an adult female detained in hospital.

According to reports, shortly before 7:00am, a man and woman were at a home in the eastern district of New Providence, when they became involved in an argument, which escalated, resulting in the male throwing a hot liquid on the woman, causing burns to her body. Paramedics transported the woman to hospital, where she is listed in serious condition.

Investigations are ongoing.


MALE ARRESTED AT LPIA FOR DRUG POSSESSION

An Adult Bahamian Male was taken into custody at Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) Saturday, 18th January, 2020, after he was found in possession of dangerous drugs. 

According to reports shortly after 12:00noon, the man presented himself to a US Custom Officer, after checking in for a flight to Philadelphia.  He was selected for a secondary search and his checked-in cooler bag was recalled. Upon searching the cooler bag, officers recovered two (2) packages of suspected cocaine.

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The man was taken into custody and is expected to be formally charged before a Magistrate Court this week.

Weight of Drugs: 4.4 lbs. (2 kilos)
Valued: $30,000.00

ILLEGAL FIREARM AND AMMUNITION RECOVERED- 2 MALES
IN CUSTODY

According to reports, shortly after 3:00am, Sunday, 19th January, 2020, Mobile Division Officers were on patrol on Apple Street, when they observed two males in a yellow Toyota Passo acting in a suspicious manner and further observed one of the males throw an object from the vehicle. The officers stopped the vehicle, conducted a search of the vehicle and the area when the object was thrown and recovered a 9 millimeter pistol with four (4) rounds of ammunition. 
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These men are expected to be formally charged before a Magistrate Court this week.

PERSONAL SAFETY TIPS -
  • Think about your safety before you leave home; make sure someone knows where you are going, who you are with and what time you are likely to return.Fully charge your mobile phone and keep it with you so you can keep in contact with your friends and family and ring police should you need to.
  • Walking home in the dark is never a good idea, but if you absolutely must, try to walk with a friend, keep no busy, well-lit roads even if it means taking a longer route.
  • If you think someone is following you, go to the nearest place where there are people and ask for help, or, if you can't find somewhere or you are worried about someone's behaviour towards you in any way, call 919
  • Don't be afraid about being wrong or over-reacting; the Police would rather be called only to find that all is well, than be dealing with an incident because someone was afraid of calling them.
  • Always try to be aware of what and who is around you and avoid putting yourself in a potentially dangerous situation.
  • And remember, it might not be you that is in danger - if you see anything you think is suspicious call the police - better safe than sorry!

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